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The GRIEF DECK is a set of 50 medium format ‘flashcards’ that are each individually designed by artists, sometimes in collaboration with grief workers. One side displays the artwork, and on the reverse is a ‘grieving prompt.’ These are memorial and processual actions that give the individual something to do – a gesture, a tiny performance, a movement, an act of mindfulness – in memoriam for someone or something whose loss they are grieving. The GRIEF DECK provides aid to organizations working in disaster relief by guiding emotional and spiritual care to their constituents in need, as well as for individuals and families to navigate and structure their mourning in the midst of a catastrophe that continues to keep us apart.
The cards exist in tangible, printed form, and will also be freely available in an online archive, open to continued additions by new artists and grief workers, so that new prompts are always available, and even printable. The online GRIEF DECK will also have paired accessibility features, to ensure the prompts can be used by the hearing and visually impaired equally. With your support, we can mobilize artists to begin to address this essential and necessary need, and aid the millions of people who are grieving loss without sufficient communal support.
As of August 20th, this project has raised $3,000 of their $21,000 goal. This project has 26 days left to raise the $21,000 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $15, you will get one card of your choice. For a pledge of $50, you will get a set of five cards. To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/artistsliteracies/grief-deck-an-artists-card-set-for-communal-grieving?